It’s already mid-way through the year - the new year resolutions have died out, the routine has gotten old and your motivation has been rendered to a standstill. All you feel like doing after a long week at work, is booking yourself a weekend break in a sea-side hotel and spending your evenings sipping on a refreshing cocktail accompanied by good company. Below are our top picks of cocktail hotspots in the Topaz’s vicinity.
Café del Mar
With the temperatures getting warmer, an evening by the sea is much needed. Café del Mar is a lido which forms part of an Ibizan franchise. The entertainment hub opens every Sunday from noon to midnight to accommodate walk-ins looking for a relaxing drink. Whether you choose to lay down on a deckchair by the pool or sit inside the café, beautiful views of St Paul’s Island are guaranteed.
“You're always at home and never alone at Fat Harry's” - that has got to be the most appealing slogan you’ve ever heard before. Fat Harry’s offers a relaxing atmosphere accompanied by mouth-watering food. The Irish pub makes for an ideal place to watch the match with a drink in hand. While the pub boasts of its beers, we recommend you give the cocktails on the menu a try. The pub features live bands and artists on most nights - making for the most bustling of experiences.
The swings alone are a good enough reason to visit Cheeky Monkey. The gastropub offers exquisite bar bites as well as endless supplies of nuts to accompany your cocktail of choice. The pub hosts a happy hour between 4pm and 7pm daily, which means you get to drink two cocktails for the price of one. Sounds like a pretty good time to us!
Move away from the rumble of the city and settle down at CapuVino - a tranquil café in the heart of the city. CapuVino is the perfect place to grab a cocktail and platter and unwind after a hard day’s work. The café also offers live entertainment for those looking to soothe their senses and de-stress.
If you’re looking to meet up with friends and dance the night away, Miracles Lounge may just be the place for you. Located in the heart of the Bugibba square, the club features instagrammable dishes as well as to die for cocktails. The fun is guaranteed - your only dilemma will be choosing a drink out of the generous menu.
Don’t be mislead by the name - Rusty Spoon is anything but shabby. Rusty Spoon is a modern gastropub which makes for a great hang out spot for those looking to watch live sports or indulge in craft beers and great cocktails. The bar serves a traditional roast on Sundays from noon onwards - perfect for all of the foodies out there.
You know the place has good cocktails when it has a sign saying ‘fabulous cocktails’ outside its doors. The bar serves free nibbles alongside their drinks - making for the perfect drinking experience. Scandal Bar offers the elegant lounge atmosphere you’ve been looking for this whole time.
O’Reilly’s brings the luck of the Irish to centre stage. Offering high-end food and drinks, the pub will be hard to leave at the end of the evening. Good thing it’s only an 8-minute walk away from The Topaz Hotel!
Velvet Lounge presents itself on two levels. Entering the venue, you will be greeted by a relaxing lounge area. Whereas paying a visit to the downstairs area will lead you to the underground club where bands often perform live. The bar offers a vast shisha and cocktail menu as well as a happy hour lasting from 8pm to midnight daily.
Why distance yourself from The Topaz when we’ve got it all in our quarters? Alongside our luxurious Emerald Restaurant and Italian style pizzeria, La Perla, we’ve got The Royal Oak Pub - an English style pub which offers alcoholic beverages while showing live sports activities.
Sounds good? Don’t drink and drive, instead opt for a weekend at The Topaz. Kick off your stay - book a vacation at topaz.com.mt/booking.
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